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June Weather Summary and July Forecast

National Weather Service estimates for June 2107 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle June was certainly a much wetter month than May.  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Gulf Counties received 15″ of rainfall (dark purple) with large areas of more than 20″ (white).  Tropical Storm Cindy brought much of the extra rainfall for the month.  The …

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April 2016 Weather Summary and 3 Month Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for April 2016 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle. April was a wetter than average month in most locations across the Panhandle, but nothing like the April rains of 2014 and 15.  There were a few pockets in hot pink that had over 10″ of rainfall for the month while portions of …

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1st Quarter 2016 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

The National Weather Service estimates for March 2016 rainfall show wide variation across the Panhandle.  ore than 10″ fell in northwestern Santa Rosa County with less than 5″ in Jefferson and northeast Walton. Just when it seemed El Niño had lost it’s grip, the deluges started again at the end of March.  Many farmers were …

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February Weather Summary and Spring Forecast

National Weather Service estimated rainfall for February 2016. February 2016 The National Weather Service estimated that rainfall ranged from  10″ to as little as 2″ in February across the Florida Panhandle.  The dark red portions of the map received between 8-10″ and the light tan and yellow areas only 2-4″.  The map clearly shows where …

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January Panhandle Weather Summary & February Outlook

January was a more normal month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  Much of the soil is still somewhat saturated from all of the rain at the end of 2015, but from the map above you can see that the majority of the region had less than 6″ in January 2016.  Portions of Okaloosa, Walton, …

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Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order to become cold hardy and produce a good crop. What is Cold Hardiness? Cold hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive low temperatures.  However, every cold event …

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Panhandle December 2015 Weather Summary

National Weather Service estimates for December 2015 Rainfall in the Panhandle. December was a very wet month for much of the Panhandle, but there was wide variation with eastern counties having much lower totals.  The areas in hot pink show areas that received more than 10″ in December.  Portions of Jefferson and Wakulla had less …

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2015 November Weather Summary and December Outlook

National Weather Service estimates of November 2015 rainfall ranged from less than 4″ to over 10″ inches across the Panhandle. November was an unusually wet month across the Panhandle with fairly wide variation. According to the National Weather Service estimates, the hot pink portions of Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla and Leon …

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October Panhandle Weather Summary

The crazy weather year continued in October.  I suspect 2015 will be remembered as the year when it did not rain when we wanted it to in the Panhandle.  There was quite a difference in the rainfall that fell in the western Panhandle as compared to the eastern counties.  The variation ranged from over 8 …

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August and September Panhandle Weather Summary

August was another very dry month for much of the Panhandle. Drought busting rains did come finally at the end of September, but was not at all uniform across the region, and  came too late in the year to boost crop yields.  While the heavy rains fell at the very end of September, were great …

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